Beds for Buddies
Got some friends coming into town? Not quite sure you can handle them underfoot for more than a few nights? Well here are a few options to put your family and friends up, so you can have your house back to yourself after a long day!
Good Day Hostel
Newly opened above the well-known Japanese Tofu Milk shop at Chiang Mai Gate, is Good Day hostel with cheap dorm and private rooms perfect for those who want to be close to the action in the old city. Each dorm has only four beds so it is never too busy. Just 350 baht a bed too! The private rooms are great for those who just can’t quite handle sharing a room with strangers but still want to save the pennies. With free wifi, tour services and breakfast included (serving up toast, milk, cereal and rice soup) – it is a great option for the backpacking traveller. In August, if you come as a pair you can get two beds for 600 baht, or come as three and get three beds for just 800 baht.
Counter open 7am – 10pm
90/1-2 Rat Chiang Saen Road, Ha Ya District, Chiang Mai Gate
Facebook: GOOD DAY
For over thirty years, the owners of the newly opened Tawan Bedclub hostel lived and worked in their family business near the Night Bazaar. From bike rental and pushbike rentals they grew to tours and other tourist related offerings. Now, they have extended their services even further and opened their very own hostel, with a range of sleeping options at very competitive prices. From shared rooms with a shared bathroom from around 250 – 300 baht a night, it’s a steal. They also offer private rooms for four and two people. Coffee, tea and snacks are free for all guests. From August to October enjoy the low price promotion, at just 200 baht for a dorm room and 400 baht for a private room. All guests also receive significant discounts on all bike hires and tours too.
Counter open 8.30 am – 8pm
84/7 Sridowchai Road
Facebook: Tawan Bedclub
061 273 5558
For those who live a bit out of the city towards Mae Rim, then check out Nest Maerim for a nice getaway with your partner or a place to put up the visiting family. With only five boutique rooms, Nest Maerim offers more than just delicious Thai food with unique flavours and styles. The two rooms, Deluxe and Superior each have a large bed, modern décor with a jungle garden theme throughout the hotel and restaurant, however each room has its own style and design. There’s a pool, fitness and even a spa (on call) if you wish to indulge yourself to the maximum. This month, post a photo or check-in and if you spend over 800 baht on any food order receive a handmade ceramic nest with three little birds that hold incense for free. Later this year Nest Maerim also plans to open a small ceramic studio – so keep your eyes open for that too.
Restaurant open 10.30am – 4.30pm
108 Moo1 Don Kaew, Mae Rim
053 862 913 / 083 947 7232